“In Remembrance of Her”
If we are going to be remembered at all, O Lord, let us be remembered for the ways that we gave ourselves away out of love for you and in service to you.
Given that you taught us to see you in other people, especially those who have the greatest need, if we are going to be remembered at all, let us be remembered for the ways that we gave ourselves away for the sake of and in service to other people.
“Now while Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. But when the disciples saw it, they were angry and said, ‘Why this waste? For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, ‘Why do you trouble the woman? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. By pouring this ointment on my body she has prepared me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.’” (Matthew 26:6-13)